Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need a TOEFL proof?
- Which is the total amount of
study and registration fee for the whole course?
- Is it possible to be exempted
from the fees? >>
- Is there any age limit?
- Are two years of professional
experience required? >>
- How about working in Germany
during my studies? >>
- How about working in Germany
after my graduation? >>
- Can I continue with a PhD study
after graduating? >>
- Is an online application
possible? >> Can I send my filled in application forms by
- How is the quality of the
- How can I prepare oneself for
the course? >>
- Can I bring my family with me?
- How much are the living costs
in Stuttgart per month? >>
- How can I get a health
insurance and how are the costs? >>
- How far is my room from the
Do I need a TOEFL proof? <<
A verification of proficiency of your English language is
You can provide a TOEFL test (550 points), a computer based
TOEFL test (213 points), an internet based TOEFL test (79
points), an IELTS test (6.0) or an equivalent proof.
Which is the total amount of study
and registration fee for the whole course? <<
There's no study fee to pay. A fee for the Student Services
amounting to 100,60 Euro, an administration charge of 70 Euro,
a fee for the constituded student body of 8 Euro and 10 Euro
for the student ID Card has to be paid. So altogether you'll
have to pay 188,60 Euro each semester.
Attention: The state government of
Baden-Württemberg has introduced study fees of Euro 1500,- per
semester for international students coming from non
EU-Countries starting from winter semester 2017/18.
According to an additional statutory regulation (Verordnung
des Wissenschaftsministeriums über die Befreiung von
Studiengebühren für Internationale Studierende) international
students who are studying in a course funded by the German
Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in its program of
Development-related master's degree courses (EPOS), like the
course Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics, are exempted from the
study fees if they
- (a) receive a scholarship from the DAAD or
- (b) have the nationality of a signatory country of the
Partnership Agreement 2000/483 / EC between the members of
the group of States in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific
Ocean on the one hand and the European Community on the other
hand, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 (known as ACP
- (c) have the nationality of a State which, according to
the list of the United Nations, is one of the least developed
Is it possible to be exempted from
the fees? <<
No, but if you are coming as an exchange student based on a
special agreement between the Universities, you have to pay
only the fee for the Student Services.
Is there any age limit? <<
There is no age limit for the study programme.
Are two years of professional
experience required? <<
The two years of professional experience is optional. You will
get additional scores in the ranking list of applicants. So you
should apply also, if you have less than two years of
professional experience. For application for a DAAD
scholarship, professional experience is mandatory.
How about working in Germany during
my studies? <<
The employment regulations for international students are
You will find more information about this topic on the
How about working in Germany after
my graduation? <<
There are several options, additional information you’ll find
on the Homepage of the German
Federal Ministry of the Interior.
Can I continue with a PhD study
after graduating? <<
The degree opens the possibility of further PhD study
programmes in Germany as well as other countries.
Is an online application possible?
<< Can I send my
filled in application forms by e-mail? <<
No, you have to provide a printed version of your application
including certified copies of your certificates sent by regular
How is the quality of the
The high quality of the education is guaranteed by the
successful ASIIN Accreditation.
Furthermore "this Master’s programme achieved excellent
results, evaluated as “Premium Seal” programme in a report
written on behalf of the DAAD in 2009. Moreover, it has
successfully established itself as a leader in teaching,
receiving students from all over the world. (Excerpt from
DAAD publication "Postgraduate Courses for Professionals with
Relevance to Developing Countries 2012/2013").
This programme is a full member of the DAAD EPOS programme and
will be supported by a large number of the DAAD-scholarships.
How can I prepare oneself for the
New 2012: Online Preparation Course for prospective
This new online course offers a self-assessment test to give
the student some idea about the own general background
knowledge. Here the main fields of study are covered like GIS
and Remote Sensing, but also some basics in Mathematics and
Statistics are touched.
To refresh the student knowledge some basic tutorials are
offered for self-study. Additional material and information to
prepare for the study course is provided as well.
The implementation of the Online Preparation Course was funded
Can I bring my family with me? <<
In general, Stuttgart is a save and pro-foreigner city. But as
it is also one of the economic hype cities in Germany, so it is
very difficult to find furnished apartments in Stuttgart. And
they will be very expensive, much more than student’s
accommodations. Therefore we advice you, not to bring your
family with you.
How much are the living costs in
Stuttgart per month? <<
The living costs are estimated to about 650 Euro a month.
This includes about 320 Euro rent for a room in a student
The rest covers the mandatory health insurance, a student
ticket for public transport and other daily expenses like food
and so on.
How can I get a health insurance
and how are the costs? <<
Health insurance is mandatory in Germany. It is not possible to
enroll for the study without a proof.
Up to the age of 30 years you can get it at the public health
International Student Office (ISO) will help you to find a
private health insurance if you are older than 30 years.
How far is my room from the
There are no student’s accommodations on the campus of the
university, but at different locations in the city of
If you use public transport, it takes usually maximum 15
minutes to reach the university.
The city of Stuttgart is offering a student’s ticket valid for
6 months for all buses and subways. It is valid in the whole
region of Stuttgart and the ticket costs 199,00 Euro.
In addition, with your student’s card you will get from the
university, public transportation is free of charge each day
from 6 pm till 6 am and for the whole weekend.